BUT IF GOD…


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Matthew 6:28-34 – “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.  30 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!  31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’  32 “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  NASU

 

When I look around and view God’s Creation with all the spectacular beauty and intricate detail I am deeply moved!  It is amazing to see how God cares for the flowers, trees, grass, landscape, animals, etc. within His creation.  Considering that man is the highest of his earthly creation and that Jesus went to the Cross for mankind I must immediately conclude that “if God cares so much for those things, how much more does He care for us.”

Here Jesus instructs us NOT TO WORRY about such simple although necessary things as clothing.  He then paints the word picture of how even the flowers that grow by the way-side care arrayed in more glory than even Solomon.  He then reminds us that if God cares so much for simple flowers HOW MUCH MORE will He care for you and me?  He gives a gentle chastisement regarding our FAITH and TRUST and instructs us to STOP WORRYING about “food, clothing, houses, etc.” because if and that is important – “If we seek FIRST His kingdom and His righteousness, then all those things will be taken care of.”  He tells us to Cease Fretting about tomorrow, that has not yet come to pass, and know that He will take care of it when it does.  He reminds us that today has enough challenges of its own to be concerned about so stay in the present.

The Key is to “put God first” and “put dismiss worry.”  If you can’t change it and you know that it will take the divine intervention of God – – Why Are You Taking Responsibility For It?  You are assuming a position, condition, and responsibility that does not belong to you and the end result can only be frustration and even the diminishing of your faith and confidence.

So as you go through your day, walk with your focus firmly fixed on God and His purposes and trust Him to do what He has promised to do.  He will not fail nor will He disappoint.

May God be with you as you go through your day!

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